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and youngest daughter and set the house on fire, killing everyone but the father. laura ingle now live. >> the corrections officer talked about that confession that he overheard with steven hayes and in that confession, he told jurors that steven hayes when he he was talking to his inmate said he wasn't sure at first if he could go through with murdering the mother, jennifer. but he decided to go through with it when he looked outside and he saw the police cruisers just outside the window. that is more unbearable facts that were revealed in this case today which means that help was just a few feet away when all three females were alive before the mother was strangled and before that house was set on fire. >> shepard: that's the defense. both sides have rested. what now? >> there is going to be a hearing tomorrow just with the attorneys and with the judge. they're going to talk about what happens next, about charging the jury going over the facts of the case, closing arguments will happen on friday. then the case is expected to go to the jury on monday and as you see there on screen rig
: difficult to listen to, laura ingle. good luck with that trial. heavy, heavy stuff. laura ingle live in new haven, connecticut. martha. martha: all right, that is a horrific story, we have a lot of news we're covering now and one of the stories we spoke about earlier today, was an appearance scheduled for this morning by steven colbert on capitol hill. and now there is a lot going on with this, forecaslks, here's v of him coming in earlier and shaking hands and he was supposed to speak about immigration having done as his character on the colbert report an episode where he went up and worked as a migrant worker in the fields ten hours to sort of comment on the jobs that americans don't seemingly want to take. listen to this: >> no, i'm not asking you not to talk, i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> having posed the question, we could listen to mr. lundgren and mr. colbert can ponder what you said. i think many are eager to hear his comments. >> that's fair enough. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she wants me to r
that left a mother and her two daughters dead and the girl's father barely alive. laura ingle was inside the courtroom in new haven, connecticut, today. the court heard from forensic experts, i know. tell us what they said. >> good evening, those experts were able to talk about how they tested the d.n.a. samples taken from the victims. we're talking about blood, saliva, and see men and match them directly to the suspects in this case. prosecutors allege that steven hayes sexually assaulted the mother jennifer hawk pettit before strangling her with his hands. joshua majewski who is expected to face trial next year is accused assaulting 11-year-old pettit before helping hayes light the house on fire. all three were killed in this attack. jurors heard from a fire marshal today that testified that an accelerant like gasoline was poured directly on to the pettit daughters as they lied tied up in their bed that was testimony that sent family members out of the courthouse in tears today, jon? >> jon: what about what happened outside the courtroom? tell us about that. >> yeah there was certainly
at everything from how the government spends your money to the war in iraq. and laura ingle is live in our new york city newsroom with a wrap-up. the economy is on top of the mind for voters, apparently, according tour latest poll. what do voters say about the job our president is doing to manage the situation? >> hi, julie. well, you know, with the economic recovery seemingly stalled, only 32% of voters are confident the obama administration can handle the economy. nearly twice as many, 61% are concerned about the administration's ability to deal with the situation. political independents, the key swing group in most elections are much more likely to be concerned. 64% than confident. that would be 24%. despite the perception that president obama has not done much to improve the economy, few feel john mccain would have faired better if he had been elected. just over half feel the economy would be the same today if mccain were president. that was 54% of the vote. >> julie: laura, with the president's speech about the end of the u.s. combat or operations in iraq, what are the american people say
during a home invasion. laura ingle is covering this trial live from new haven, connecticut. i just want our viewers to know, this is a graphic case, and there are some disturbing details about sexual assault and the murders themselves. so just as a warning before we listen to laura. but this has been such a tough week for the family. they've already been through so much, but now they had to sit in the courtroom and listen to the worst. what happened there today? >> reporter: hi megyn. indeed they not only had to listen to a lot of the testimony here that involved the very grim and graphic details of what happened to their loved ones, but yesterday, autopsy photos were shown and they did have to leave the courtroom. but let's get to today. we're talking about basically a dna lesson inside the courtroom for jurors, a state forensics expert testified today about the evidence that was collected in the sexual assault used on jennifer hawk petit, the mother in this case and her two daughters. the evidence that was talked about today backed up the prosecution's case that the mother of two had
overseas. laura ingle is live across the new york newsroom with this story. what is this new effort? >> reporter: hi jenna. assemblyman paul moriarty in new jersey a proposing a pilot program to come up with an internet-based voting system that would allow active duty members serving overseas to cast ballots, something that's been a problem in the past, but cyber security experts feel the internet isn't 100 percent safe and say that e voting is susceptible to -- susceptible to hack tprapbd awe assemblyman moriarty says there's ways around it. >> we process billions of dollars of transactions through the internet safely and securely every day and every week, why can't we do this for our military to make it safe and secure for them to vote while they serve us overseas? >> online voting could also reduce human error, preventing incidents like the infamous hanging chads of 2000, jenna. jenna: laura, are any states already doing this? >> there are a lot of different states trying out different things. right now 33 states are actually allowing millions of overseas and military voters to
, indispensable we should say. laura ingle is live in our newsroom to show us how it all works. >> reporter: you ever want a cheat sheet when you're following politics, a lot of people doing. starting today there is a new way to stay on top of the latest political news for the midterm election. fox is launching it's america's headquarters app for the iphone, allowing users to aouts latest developments with the touch of a button. >> what is excite baggy this election cycle is we've had millions of people come into the political space for the first time. if you look at what has happened between 2008 and 2010 is that america has become not just a political country but a politically energized country. >> reporter: this breaks down up to the minute information for the newly interested as well as the politically savvy. >> we are going to provide daily intelligence that you need to understand without becoming overwhelmed. for junkies and people who really want to get deep into the races and deep into issues we are going to create opportunities for them to drill down and receive a tailored news feed. >>
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